Downtown Detroit’s current retail equation adds two and subtracts one this week.

We let you know about three new shops in one week not too long ago, and it appears that we’re bound to bump into even more retail bliss in the near future. This, time, it’s not metro Detroit, but downtown.

First off, unisex urban, streetwear with a dash of couture clothing store, Studio Couture, has left its Woodward (in The Lofts of Merchant Row) location and re-opened up shop at Northland Mall in Southfield (21500 Northwestern Highway). For more, visit the new digs on the west side of the mall, (connected to Macy’s and GNC and across from Rainbow) or give them a call at 248.552.0654.

Speaking of streetwear, homegrown entrepreneurs Phillp “Philly Freshman” Simpson and Eric “El Cappy” Lowry of Freshman Clothing (you’ve seen the “Backpack Kid” logo, we’re sure) are opening up Freshman Detroit in Harmonie Park this weekend. The grand opening is Friday, November 13th from noon ’til midnight in the new space – located at 204 East Grand River, downtown. All shirts will be buy one, get one half-off and all denim will go for $80. Freshman Detroit will be open from noon ’til midnight on Saturday, November 14th, as well. For more, visit

Local craftastic company, City Bird, owned by brother and sister duo Emily and Andy Bird is spreading its wings. Beginning on Friday, November 13th, we can shop at their new retail space in in the Canfield Lofts by The Bureau of Urban Living (in image above). According to their blog, the shop will carry City Bird designs, as well as “work by others (we’re going to feature local and regional designers and artists but will carry great goods from all over).” Keep up with their flights at

Stay tuned for more on these new shops. And yes, we’re still waiting for the new and improved Revive in Birmingham to open up, too. From the looks of it, the new shop looks top notch.

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